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GameStop, Market Distortions, and Manipulations

The FedFinancial Markets

Blog01/28/2021

With a sound money, none of these distortions would have been possible: the limitations of the currency itself would have forced an unwinding of excessive risk far before it could become a clash between major hedge funds and Reddit trolls.

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The Fed Won't Save Us from the Growing Jobs Recession

The FedFinancial Markets

Blog12/28/2020

No matter how bleak the economy may be, the Keynesians are likely to say, “It would have been worse without us.” 

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2021 Would Be a Great Time to Audit the Fed

The FedStrategy

Blog11/24/2020

In spite of its relentless public relations efforts claiming the opposite, the Fed remains a leading reason for the impoverishment of working-class and middle-class families. 

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The Fed's Balance Sheet May Be Headed to $40–$50 Trillion

The FedFinancial MarketsTaxes and Spending

Blog10/30/2020

If the current thinking continues, the world’s central banks will buy whatever paper governments issue. The result by the end of the decade will be a Federal Reserve balance sheet totaling $40 to $50 trillion. 

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The Fed and the Housing Bubble/Bust

Booms and BustsThe FedU.S. History

Blog10/01/2020

By flooding the market with cheap credit, Alan Greenspan pushed interest rates (including mortgage rates) down to artificially low levels. This caused the bubble in house prices and misallocated too many real resources to the housing sector.

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Central Banks Double Down on the Failed Policies of the Twentieth Century

Central BanksThe FedMoney and Banking

Blog10/01/2020

Today’s macroeconomic beliefs defy all the historical evidence with their focus on increasing the economic presence of the state at the expense of the productive private sector.

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The Fed’s New Policy Risks a Return of the 1970s

The FedMonetary PolicyU.S. History

Blog09/10/2020

The Fed has abandoned its own rules on "price stability" in order to favor what are essentially higher inflation targets. The Fed is now headed down a road it traveled in the 1970s.

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The Fed Promises More Dollar Destruction

InflationThe FedMonetary Policy

Blog09/10/2020

A zero interest rate policy, unlimited asset buying, Wall Street bailouts, etc. This is a never-ending monetary accommodation that leaves you asking: What else will the Fed do after inflation averaging?

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We're Headed toward Stagnation—Unless the Fed Reins In Its Money Printing

Booms and BustsInflationThe Fed

Blog09/08/2020

Eventually, loose monetary policy will damage real savings to the point that the economy can no longer sustain sufficient economic growth. At that point, it will become clear that money printing can't create economic growth.

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The Fed's Latest Lie: It Can Make Everything Go Back to Normal

Booms and BustsInflationThe Fed

Blog09/03/2020

The mother of all monetary stimuli could turn out to be worse than a dud—a catalyst to a slide into further recession just as the supply shock of pandemic recedes.

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